Programs presented by Lauren Howes (The Images Festival - Toronto), Scott Miller Berri and Pablo de Ocampoand (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre).
This program is a collection of five film and video piecesby francophone Canadian artists, both recent works and gems from the past. The artists in this program explore the natural/constructed landscape and the formal properties of the medium itself. Joanna Empain’s Mouvances wanders over a landscape as the scenery alternates and metamorphoses. Imprint by Louise Bourque is a study of home and memory drawn from old home movie footage. Shot in a tunnel in Québec City, Alexandre Larose’s 930 juxtaposes views of both ends of the tunnel to present a passage from light to dark and vice versa. Vertige by Isabelle Hayeur is a study of the deserted landscape of an abandoned asbestos quarry. Closing the program is Marie-France Giraudon’s Pharos, an homage to light houses and the terrain they inhabit.
MOUVANCES, Joanna Empain
2005, video, color, sound, 4 min
IMPRINT, Louise Bourque
1997, 16mm, color, sound, 14 min
930, Alexandre Larose
2006, 16mm, b&w, sound, 10 min
VERTIGE, Isabelle Hayeur
2000, video, color, sound, 12 min
PHAROS, Marie-France Giraudon
1991, video, color, sound, 20 min
The second program in this series is a performance based media work by Montréal-based electronic music artist Alain Thibault and new media artist Matthew Biederman working as the duo Ray_xxxx. Their project Pulse is an audio video performance based around the framework of electronic pulsation iterated through time. This abstract and formal new media performance creates a temporal “object” which isn’t solely aural or visual but a new form of generative performance. Pulse seeks to produce a series of psychological states in which the witness/viewer can build and shape their own narrative based on the a/v stimuli.
PULSE, multimedia performance , 40 min
Alain Thibault, Matthew Biederman (Canada)
Price : 4€/screening, 6€ the both
Double Vision is organized by The Images Festival (Toronto) and the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC). These programs are a part of a touring project that is taking place in three pairs of partner cities in Canada and Europe. Both this shorts program along with Alain Thibault and Matthew Biederman’s Pulse will be presented in Paris, France this November.
Double Vision made possible thanks to the generous support of the Conseil des Arts du Canada.
19 rue des frigos